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Re: help needed & (request)

From: Charles Krinke <cfk@pacbell.net>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 19:49:26 -0700
Message-ID: <3439A336.9AF@pacbell.net>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Dear Jam:

	Yes, you can download the source to Amaya from http://www.w3.org/amaya
but you will need to understand a number of things to make anything of
it. There are several steps in understanding browsers and as I am
partway in that understanding myself, I can at least point you
(hopefully) in the right direction.

	1. Study how HTTP & HTML work. There are resources available through
the search engines such as http://www.altavista.digital.com that will
help in understanding how HTML works and how it is transmitted by HTTP.
The key to understanding browsers is to determine how to parse the
various tags that are embedded in the page you are receiving.
	2. Study how your computer works. In compiling a browser in windows95,
you will need to understand how a window is created, what a child window
is, how to perform subclassing (a C++ subject) [among others]. You will
find it completely frustrating to go down this path with Basic. It will
be necessary for you to obtain Visual C (the latest version is 5.0, but
any version later then 4.1 should do).
	3. Study how libwww works. There is a lot of interesting information
necessary to understand how to address a server, request a page, request
any of the embedded items in that page and then to parse all of them and
display the result in a browser window.

	Basically, you will find that no one will do it for you. The price of
being in this arena is study and understand how it works. The source
code is there and available, but that won't help you without
considerable preparation and study.

Jam Nasir Aliani wrote:
> With All Respects,
> I have a dream to develop the web browsers I found ur site its very
> interesting  .Im not aware of C and Unix  I just know visual basic I want
> your favour please compile the source code od web browser and send it to me
> via email or let me know from where i can download it . I will Appreciate
> before compliing the source please make some changes and Put Company name
> (CroXx Linc International) in every section where name should come in
> installing process and iin surfing process too.and put a satellite dish
> antenna logo in software
> Please compile the source code and make that change and make the web
> browser ready and let me know Also at same time send me the source code of
> which u Compile for me ..
> Please make the software in Windows95/NT platform .
> Im waiting for your prompt response
> Waiting
> Warm Regards
> Nasir Aliani
> nasir@cli.net

Charles Krinke        http://home.pacbell.net/cfk
FAX (714) 645-0208    mailto:CFK@pacbell.net
Newport Beach, California, USA
Received on Monday, 6 October 1997 22:46:19 UTC

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